Company earns spot on InformationWeek 500 list for development of technology tools that allow customers to increase efficiencies, drive growth and manage risk.
Philadelphia, PA, September 16, 2010 – Day & Zimmermann, a leading provider of industrial, defense and workforce solutions to commercial and government customers, today announced it has been named a Top Technology Innovator as part of the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.
Day & Zimmermann was recognized for its ability to leverage technology as a key competitive advantage, enhancing their various service offerings and improving overall performance. Within Yoh, Day & Zimmermann’s staffing business, innovative technology solutions have provided significant bottom line savings for customers. The Yoh Exchange, a tool that manages contingent labor supply chains, typically generates a reduced talent acquisition cycle time of up to 70% and fill rates that are 20% faster than typical supplier programs. Yoh’s customers using the Exchange have achieved both a 15% reduction in direct costs and 10% increase in soft-dollar savings.
Day & Zimmermann’s Engineering, Construction and Maintenance (ECM) business has developed a leadership position in the power, process and industrial markets through strong project management capabilities, quality planning practices and closely managed resources. During peak outage seasons in the power market, Day & Zimmermann will on-board more than 18,000 craft workers and other employees to meet project needs. Technology has played a critical role in effectively managing this process. Day & Zimmermann developed TempHelp, a workforce planning tool that manages all aspects of the recruitment, scheduling and on-boarding processes for the non-union workforce. With dashboards for field project managers, customers benefit from real-time data covering all project areas, including budget, timeline and performance tracking concerns.
“Innovation is a core focus area in Day & Zimmermann’s strategic growth plan,” said Hal Yoh, chairman and CEO of Day & Zimmermann. “This recognition is an exciting affirmation of our efforts to continually develop innovative ways to leverage technology as we deliver the most advanced industrial, defense and workforce solutions for our valued customers.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
About DAY & ZIMMERMANN
Day & Zimmermann’s 24,000 employees provide industrial, defense and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.2 Billion USD in revenues, the Day & Zimmermann family of companies is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes and is a former winner of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Day & Zimmermann companies today provide engineering, construction and maintenance services, security services, and staffing services to businesses and government agencies, and munitions production, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense.